Published On: Sat, Oct 28th, 2017

m-Aadhaar Can Be Used As Identity Proof To Enter Airports

Aviation security agency BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) has issued a circular mentioning Mobile Aadhaar can be used at airports as an identity proof to enter the premises. Further, no identification documents will be asked for minors who are accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

A list of ten identity proofs have been mentioned by the agency in the latest circular issued on October 26 and those includes voter ID card, passport, Aadhaar or m-Aadhaar, driving licence and PAN card.

The communication adds, “In order to ensure that a bonafide passenger is traveling on a valid ticket issued in his/her name as well as to avoid any controversy/argument with the security staff, any of the following photo identity documents shall be carried in original.”

m-Aadhaar Can Be Used As Identity Proof To Enter Airports

Those who are differently-abled need to produce a medical certificate or disability photo ID to enter the airport premises.

For students the option of a photo identity card issued by a government institute has been mentioned in the circular.

The other options for people entering airport premises are pension card, service photo ID card of central/state government, PSU, local bodies and private limited company or passbook issued by a nationalized bank.

Even if a person is unable to produce any one mentioned documents, he or she need to produce an identity certificate issued by a group A gazetted officer of central/state government.

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade. He can be contacted at

Composite Start -->